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Textbook of Bacteriology

Jordan, Edwin O., and Burrows, William

Published by W. B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia, 1941
Condition: Good Hardcover
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xii, 731, [3] pages. Footnotes. Illustrations (some in color). Index. Inscribed by William Burrows for Joan Lorr on August 21, 1941. State of knowledge at start of World War II. Previous owner's bookplate inside front cover. Front board has some weakness/cracked hinge. Ink name and date inside front cover. Joan Alexander was born on November 21, 1917, in Winnipeg, Alberta, Canada, she and her family moved to Chicago when she was five. She attended the University of Chicago, earning a degree in chemistry and was admitted to the Phi Betta Kappa Society. There she met and married Maurice Lorr in 1938, who became well known for his research in psychology, and to whom she was married for 60 years. They moved to Washington before World War II. Early on, Joan was involved in civil rights work, and also became an advocate for social and environmental reform. At the University of Maryland, when she was in her fifties, she earned a Ph.D. in Psychology and a diplomate in neuropsychology. Though she started late, she had a full career at the Veterans'' Administration as a neuropsychologist. In retirement she studied plant biology and volunteered at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, mounting plants for their collection. She lived to be 98 years old. Edwin Oakes Jordan (also spelled as Jordon; July 28, 1866 - September 2, 1936) was a prominent American bacteriologist and public health scientist. Jordan's scientific work began in 1888 right after his graduation from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he had been a distinguished pupil of Professor William Thompson Sedgwick. He built the Department of Bacteriology at the University of Chicago. He was a meticulous researcher who produced "data of indisputable accuracy". "His analytic mind and unwillingness to draw conclusions except from sufficient data" are prominent in his reports on epidemics. He co-founded the Journal of Infectious Diseases, and was editor of the Journal of Preventive Medicine. He won the Sedgwick Memorial Medal in 1934. His textbook of bacteriology has gone through many editions. Perhaps his most lasting contribution of continuing interest today is the 1925 book Epidemic Influenza, which reviewed the data on the Great Pandemic of 1918 to ascertain its causes. Jordan concluded that the extreme overcrowding of troops in the American military not only helped to spread the infection but to also to make the flu germ itself more virulent, thus causing the unusually high death toll specific to that influenza epidemic.William Burrows, American bacteriologist. Recipient Ricketts prize, 1932. Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Academy Microbiology; member Chicago History Society, American Society (Microbiology (honorary), American Association Immunologists, Society Illinois Microbiologists (president 1949), Sigma Xi, Gamma Alpha, Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Bachelor of Science, Purdue University, 1928. Master of Sciences, University Illinois, 1930. Doctor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1932. From 1928 to 1930 Burrows was an Assistant in Bacteriology at the University of Illinois. He was a Leopold Schepp Fellow at the University of Chicago from 1930 to 1932. Burrows joined the University of Chicago as a research associate in 1932 to 1935. There he received the Howard Taylor Ricketts Prize in 1932. In 1935 Burrows was a Rockefeller Foundation Fellow at Johns Hopkins University. He returned to Chicago to become an associate professor in 1937, and in 1947 he became a professor of microbiology. He retired from the faculty in 1973. Burrows is known for his pioneering research on cholera and on gastrointestinal antibodies. During WWII he served with the Office of Scientific Research and Development, and eventually became a consultant to the U.S. Army Research and Development Command, the U.S. Public Health Service, and the World Health Organization. In 1978 Burrows received the Golden Key Award for distinguished service from the. Bookseller Inventory # 72987

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Title: Textbook of Bacteriology

Publisher: W. B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia

Publication Date: 1941

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: Thirteenth Edition, Revised.

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